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Osteoporosis Health Center

Medical Reference Related to Osteoporosis

  1. Osteoporosis - Topic Overview

    Paget's disease is a chronic disease that affects how the body breaks down and rebuilds bone tissue. Paget's disease can be active or inactive, depending on whether the bone formation process goes too quickly or normally.Inactive Paget's diseaseIn inactive Paget's disease, bone tissue is being broken down and rebuilt at a normal speed. This most often occurs when you are using medicine to slow the bone growth. The inactive state may continue even after you stop taking medicine. This is called remission. Active Paget's diseaseActive Paget's disease has three stages. They are: Hot (lytic) stage. This stage occurs early in the disease process, when bone tissue is being quickly broken down. Bones are often more painful during this stage.Mixed stage. This stage occurs later in the disease process, when bone tissue is being quickly broken down and quickly rebuilt.Cold (rebuilding) stage. This stage occurs later in the disease, when bone tissue is being quickly rebuilt.Bone pain may occur in

  2. Bisphosphonates for Osteoporosis

    Drug details for Bisphosphonates for osteoporosis.

  3. Types of Osteoporosis - Topic Overview

    There are four types of osteoporosis : primary,secondary,osteogenesis imperfecta,and idiopathic juvenile. Primary osteoporosis Primary osteoporosis is the most common type of osteoporosis. It is more common in women than men. A person reaches peak bone mass (density) at about age 30. After that,the rate of bone loss slowly increases,while the rate of bone building decreases. Whether a ...

  4. Paget's Disease of Bone - Topic Overview

    What is Paget's disease? Paget's disease is a problem of abnormal bone growth. It may affect just one bone, but it usually affects more than one.In normal bone, the bone tissue is constantly being broken down, absorbed into the body, and then rebuilt with new cells. In Paget's disease, bone tissue is broken down and absorbed much faster than normal, so the body speeds up the bone rebuilding process. But this new bone is often weak and brittle, and it breaks easily.Paget's disease is most common in people older than 50, and the risk of getting it increases with age. Most people who have it are able to lead normal lives. What causes Paget's disease?The cause of Paget's disease is not clear. But it may be related to: Genetics. You're more likely to get Paget's disease if your parents, brothers, or sisters have it. Viruses. The viruses linked to measles in people and distemper in dogs have been found in the bones of people with Paget's disease. But there's no proof that these viruses

  5. Osteoporosis - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about Paget's disease:What is Paget's disease?What are active and inactive Paget's disease?How is heart failure related to Paget's disease?What other health problems can be caused by Paget's disease?Being diagnosed:What questions will a doctor ask to diagnose Paget's disease?What happens during a physical exam for Paget's disease?How is a bone scan done?How is an alkaline phosphatase test done?Getting treatment:How do bisphosphonate medicines help with Paget's disease?How does calcitonin help with Paget's disease?How much calcium and vitamin D do I need?Living with Paget's disease:How can I manage the pain of Paget's disease?What is acupuncture, and how can it help with pain?What can I do to avoid falls?What should I know about using a cane?What should I know about using a walker?

  6. Paget's Disease of Bone - Other Treatment

    Exercise is an important part of managing osteoporosis. Your health professional may recommend physical therapy. Your physical therapist may teach you how to safely do weight-bearing exercises, which can slow bone loss.

  7. Paget's Disease of Bone - Treatment Overview

    The process of bone thinning (osteoporosis) is a natural part of aging. However, if you receive treatment early, you may be able to stop or slow the progress of bone loss. Treatment is important to:10Prevent broken bones.Maintain or increase your bone thi

  8. Raloxifene

    Drug details for Raloxifene for osteoporosis.

  9. Teriparatide for Osteoporosis

    Drug details for Parathyroid hormone for osteoporosis.

  10. Calcitonin for Osteoporosis

    Drug details for Calcitonin for osteoporosis.

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